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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program - CAASPP

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program - CAASPP

Last spring, schools and districts across California participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This set of assessments provides information on student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), supporting more rigorous instruction in San Jose Unified School District and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil - CAASPP

La primavera pasada, las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo California participaron en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este conjunto de evaluaciones proporciona información del progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS). Los resultados de la evaluación brindan apoyo para impartir enseñanza más rigurosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José con el fin de aumentar las expectativas académicas de todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.

Secondary Choice Process - Middle School Tours

Current 5th and 8th grade students who are changing school levels (Elementary to Middle School; Middle to High School) must complete and return their School Choice Application by mid-February if they wish to participate in Phase I on the Choice Process.  Information about the School Choice applications will be mailed home to all 5th and 8th grade students residing within the SJUSD boundaries during the beginning of January. More information is available on the district School Choice Process web page. Please click on the calendar link below to see the middle school tour schedule for schools you are interested in visiting.

2016 Middle School-TourCalendar(PDF)


San José Unified Middle School Information Night
Learn more about your options for middle school
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 6:30 pm
Hoover Middle Media Center
1635 Park Ave., San José

2016-17 Middle School Night Wed., Jan. 13th(English)(PDF)

A Message From Ms. Loy, Principal

February 2016

Hello, Hacienda families.

While the holiday festivities from December are a distant memory, there is yet another celebratory day on the horizon: Valentine’s Day! This is traditionally a holiday where the focus tends to be on big heart shaped boxes of chocolates…not such a healthy choice. Teachers may opt for parties that are non food parties, with a focus on activities that don’t include treats. If they do host a party that includes treats, and you are contributing, please be mindful of food allergies, and in particular, nut allergies, and DO NOT provide any treats with nuts for the class. Children may not realize that there are nuts in them by just looking at the packaging, and it is critical that we help ensure that our students are safe. Food allergies can be life threatening, and it’s important that you recognize that your choices for treats impact student’s health.

Our STAR Party is next week, on Februrary 11th.  Join us for star gazing, some astronomical craft projects, hot chocolate, and more. The San Jose Astronomical Association will be here with some super telescopic tools to help make our star gazing enjoyment possible.

Students have been enjoying our salad bar one week out of each month this school year, and the reason we have been able to offer this is as a result of our fabulous parent volunteers. For the past couple of months, we have just barely been able to fill the three slots per day needed for the week of the salad bar, and it’s thanks to Christina Figueroa for her recruitment efforts. Our next salad bar will be the first week of March, so please, if you are able to volunteer for an hour even one day that week, please let Christina, or the office, know, as soon as possible. Without volunteers, the salad bar cannot happen.

Lastly, February brings us to our Winter Break. School will not be in session from February 15-19th, but will resume on February 22nd. Enjoy the time off with family and friends.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Warm regards,

Carmen Loy
Hacienda Principal